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Japanese sprinter Shingo Suetsugu, world bronze medalist in the men’s 200 meters, said Friday he will focus most of his energy on running in the men’s 100 meters and 4×100-meter relay at next month’s Athens Olympics.

Suetsugu will put his name on the entry list of the men’s 200 but said he might opt out of the race in order to concentrate on the 100 and the men’s 400-meter relay, in which Japan has a realistic chance of winning a medal.

Suetsugu will be aiming to become the first Japanese to reach the Olympic final of the men’s 100 since Takayoshi Yoshioka finished sixth at the 1932 Los Angeles Games. He also has aspirations of becoming the first Asian to break the 10-second barrier and has only competed in the 100 this season.

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